Hallie Stillwell

napofeature2Day 3 poem fan letter.

Saddled up, Dad told her 
"You are going on a wild goose chase"... 

Tamed west Texas 
Rancher, marksman 
Teacher, writer 
Justice of the Peace. 

Lived through two world wars, 
Pancho Villa Revolution, raids along the Rio Grande, 
depression, influenza droughts. 

A woman who learned 
to live, work, and act like a man, 
Embraced changing with the times, 
Kept the home fires burning, 
A real Texas legend and hero.
 
...And from her saddle Hallie said, 
"Then I'll Gather my Geese."
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2 thoughts on “Hallie Stillwell

  1. Well, your post intrigued me so I went and looked up Hallie, and I am glad I did! She is like Texas’ Laura Ingall Wilder! What a lady, what a tale, and what a life! Thank you for that Texas tidbit about an amazing woman!

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